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Pennsboro, WV

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Overview


Pennsboro is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,022 people and just one neighborhood, Pennsboro is the 153rd largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Pennsboro was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Pennsboro is a blue-collar town, with 38.07% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pennsboro is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pennsboro who work in maintenance occupations (20.79%), community and social services (8.53%), and management occupations (8.53%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pennsboro has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pennsboro has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pennsboro than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pennsboro may be for you.

One downside of living in Pennsboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

Pennsboro is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In Pennsboro, just 9.78% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pennsboro in 2018 was $20,295, which is lower middle income relative to West Virginia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,180 for a family of four. However, Pennsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pennsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pennsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pennsboro include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pennsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 93.3% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 9.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of West Virginia. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Pennsboro are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 37.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (27.6%), and 10.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Pennsboro, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (12.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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